academia

noun
ac·​a·​de·​mia | \ˌa-kə-ˈdē-mē-ə \

Definition of academia 

: the life, community, or world of teachers, schools, and education : academe scientists in industry and academia a career in academia

Examples of academia in a Sentence

She found the business world very different from academia.

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None of the Palm Ventures’ officers listed on the company’s website comes from a career in academia, and the firm just as frequently invests in tech companies, hotels and the food industry. Collin Binkley, The Seattle Times, "Little scrutiny in DeVry sale, as DeVos targets protections," 1 Oct. 2018 As UC Davis’s Carlton Larson, one of the few experts on treason law in academia today, explained to me back in 2013, this language provides for two types of treason prosecutions. Dylan Matthews, Vox, "Trump is accusing his administration’s anonymous op-ed writer of treason. That’s nonsense.," 5 Sep. 2018 At the second Science Meets Congress event, AI, Robotics and Your Health, experts from academia and the private sector talked with Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina about the future of AI and robotics in medicine. Steve Mirsky, Scientific American, "AI, Robotics and Your Health," 18 June 2018 Eventually, Li, Russakovsky, and Rick Sommer, who runs Stanford’s pre-college summer programs, created a nonprofit with a board of advisors from academia, nonprofits, and the industry, and funding from the likes of Melinda Gates and Autodesk. Lauren Smiley, The Atlantic, "The Future of AI Depends on High-School Girls," 23 May 2018 Just as women from Hollywood to academia have spoken out, the sports journalists are highlighting the difficulties of working in what has traditionally been considered a man’s world and remains largely populated by men. Washington Post, "Female Brazilian sports journalists’ plea: Just let us work," 10 July 2018 Just as women from Hollywood to academia have spoken out, the sports journalists are highlighting the difficulties of working in what has traditionally been considered a man's world and remains largely populated by men. Yesica Fisch, The Christian Science Monitor, "Female Brazilian sports journalists say #LetHerWork without sexual harassment," 10 July 2018 Just as women from Hollywood to academia have spoken out, the sports journalists are highlighting the difficulties of working in what has traditionally been considered a man's world and remains largely populated by men. Yesica Fisch, Fox News, "Female Brazilian sports journalists' plea: Just let us work," 10 July 2018 Bob Dittus made the transition from beer to academia and was Carthage's long-time chief financial officer. Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "How Bill Abt helped Kenosha's Carthage College beat Harvard and others (in investing)," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of academia

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for academia

latinization of academy (with -ia suggesting a geographic entity), after its Latin etymon, Acadēmia

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